This weekend the men traveled up to Bellingham to compete against WWU on Whatcom Lake, WWU Men’s beautiful home course.
The novice men faced off against Western’s A and B boat, with Western’s A boat taking a quick and decisive lead on the field within the first few hundred meters, and staying out front the rest of the race. However, WWU’s B boat fought a losing battle with SU’s crew, with SU walking through Western’s B boat within the first thousand meters. The Redhawks also put up a strong fight in a V8+ against WWU, which was comprised of a mix of varsity and novice rowers. The novice and lightweight four+ races were cancelled due to increasing winds, but almost all the SU athletes were able to race.
Both teams are looking forward to seeing each other on the water this weekend, and at ACRAs, and were already talking about next year’s scrimmage.
Congratulations to the M2- and MN4+ on first in the respective races! The MLWV4+ showed a strong finish, and the MN8+ learned about breakage. They lost their steering cable in the start but the coxswain grabbed the rudder behind her and they amped it up to row their own race the rest of the way down. They made some distance back on Oregon, but Western and Oregon were impossibly far ahead to get fully back in the mix. They leave the course today disappointed at that last race but determined and hungry for our next chance to compete.
Racing through the Fremont Ship Canal, the men’s team fielded a MLwt4+, MV4+, and two MN4+ against SPU.
The lightweight event saw SU ahead at the 1,000 meter mark, but the Redhawks were behind by the finish, with a time of 7:12.01 vs their 7:07.20.
Pulling in at the middle of the pack, the MV4+ placed second of three boats, with SPU(A) racing to a 6:42.52, SU at 7:14.70, and SPU(B) at 7:22.46.
The last race of the Raptor Cup was the MN4+ event, with SU taking second and third place against SPU. Times: SPU 7:19.55, SU 7:38.45, and SU 8:37.62.
Great races at American Lake, Lakewood, WA with the M2-, MV4+, and MN4+. Declan Connor-Boyle and Jacobe Sell set off the day strong in the M2-, and the MN4+ finished the day with equal power. The MLWV4+ pulled through the finish ahead of their other LW4+ competitor, WSU.
Coming back strong from their races at Portland Fall Classic, the MV4+ began the chase after two UW boats, and holding off UO for the duration of the race. Congratulations to Jacobe Sell and Myles Hollowed, who came in first in the M2+. The MN8+ gave a strong performance, wrapping up the fall racing season just in time for winter training to begin.
Seattle U Men’s Crew squared up in the 2013 Portland Fall Classic in the MV4+ and the MN8+ boats. The varsity boat had a strong chase, and the novice showed competitors they were a force to be reckoned with. We look forward to seeing many of the same team on the water at Head of the Lake 2013!
After two practices Seattle U Men’s Crew had their first regatta on their home course. Jacobe Sell and Myles Hollowed raced the pair while Matt Sneed and Declan Connor-Boyle raced in a double in the chase style Head of the Troll Regatta. Jacobe and Myles had a strong showing in their first race in the pair. Matt and Declan, in their second day of sculling, finished without flipping or crashing into any other boats or walls. Both boats were pleased with their performance and enjoyed being back in competition, leaving them excited for the upcoming season.
The next regatta will be the Portland Fall Classic on October 27th, which will be the first for incoming novice rowers. We are always accepting new rowers and are excited for the new additions to the team. We will be having information sessions for anyone interested in joining crew on September 25th and 26th as well as October 9th meeting at 6:00P.M. at the Bellarmine Turnaround on Seattle University Campus.
Congratulations to Dan Harrison and Chris Schultz as national champions! M2x- with a great performance in grand finals, and an impressive performance from MNL W4+.
“Couldn’t be more proud of the boys of SU Crew, from the dedicated MNL4+ racing at their first national championship, the men’s double making it to grands in their first as well, and to the men’s pair, both seniors, who finally, after two years of placing third at ACRAs, raced to an awesome Gold (beating a crew who beat… them at Vails in Philly). As they finished their last stroke of their senior year, and as the cheering died down as the rest of the field crossed the line, I thought I was going to turn into the emotional puddle of pride that I became at the boat dedication at WIRAs in 2010. Much to my relief, everything behaved after a few minutes of eye leaking, face contorting, and throat choking-up. Proud of you guys.”
Dan Harrison and Chris Schultz grabbing 4th of 35 in the pair through some rough weather. Congratulations for the strong performance in Philly!
Congratulations to Dan Harrison and Chris Schultz in their stunning performance in defending the title of regional champions! A great race from MV4+ and MN4+ in their finals.
Check out our team in Sacramento here!